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operation. snooping on fresh revelations shed light on the u.s. intelligence is. the can endlessly mind your private e-mails and all of your online footprints as well. still no decision from the e.u. on shipments to syria but mounting fears the lifting of the embargo was not such a good idea a conflict in the water own country now fuels extremism european soil. and online protests rocked the russian web with a new law allowing websites the copyrights to be blocked and. comparing it to similar regulations in other countries.
with the world's top headlines it's with me live in moscow a very warm welcome to you today a search engine for all of your private information that's what an n.s.a. program called x. keyscore is all about now it's according to freshly published documents of course provided by edward snowden before he arrived in the transit zone of a moscow city airport and a detail was described as the widest reaching intelligence gathering system used in the world can explanation on this now to. remember when edward snowden said he could wiretap anyone at any time be the president or a federal judge if he had their personal e-mail that he could see the content of everyone's communications without a warrant the n.s.a. came out and said snowden was lying nobody can do that without
a warrant snowden's latest revelation shows yes they can and i say training materials that he had provided to the guardian show that the analysts use a program called x. keyscore to mine and norma's agency databases by filling in a simple onscreen form giving only a broad justification for the search no warrant needed just type in the e-mail address and click search same with your facebook it's another internet activity it can all be easily searched how convenient analysts can also search by naming telephone number ip address keywords the language in which the united to video was conducted or the type of browser used the presentation claims the program covers nearly everything a typical user does on the internet including the content of emails websites visited and searches as well as their meditator x. keyscore boast global coverage it uses more than seven hundred servers and one hundred fifty sites around the world show me all the encrypted word documents from
iran no problem or this part of the top secret training material shows that language is not a problem x. keyscore can do different languages obviously x. his core is not the only data mining program that the n.s.a. uses earlier we learned about the prism program which the agency uses to gain access to the private communications of users of nine popular internet services x. keyscore kind of like looks like their search engine it's their google of course as an ordinary non terrorist citizen you may be perfectly fine with the fact that some analysts say analyst may know more about you than your wife or your husband does but there are those who are genuinely concerned about the growing power of the n.s.a. . what if they don't want to certain person in office someone who would cut their funding or something this country has a history of wiretapping scandals after all president richard nixon resigned after a whistleblower whistleblower revealed that nixon's office had wiretapped his opposition what makes anyone think that or something like that can't happen today
in washington i'm going to check out these latest published revelations indicate the x. keyscore program targeted russia's largest to e-mail service as well mailed what are you was on the list of websites singled out by the wide reaching surveillance software just a bit earlier in the program lindsey france told me all about it. it's come as quite a surprise to many people here that the u.s. government has been looking at mail dot ru it is the most popular and widely used email provider in russia its numbers are very big and if you look at what the n.s.a. has been looking at some of the world's largest a website as far as i have internet traffic goes we're talking facebook yahoo twitter. c.n.n. dot com google and g. mail what's happening now to the man who distribute through all those documents in the first place. the latest on him reportedly still at. airports
the journalistic stakeout continues there of course he is supposed to be making a statement later this afternoon on the verdict of bradley manning so everyone is waiting and watching to see when he or a representative may come out to issue one of those statements by his father has had a very difficult time of it trying to make his case for snowden getting a fair trial and i hope you're watching your family as well and we love you i hope to see you shoot i would also like to thank president vladimir putin and the russian government for the what i believe the courage and the strength and conviction to keep my son shaved we have tried to recall aberrate we're with the justice department who laid the groundwork to ensure that my son would receive
a fair trial here although i know assurances have been provided that he would not be executed or tortured if he were brought back the fact is you know we're sure of his have been provided long snowden has also expressed frustration at the fact that he had attempted to a savage communication with edward via the f.b.i. but that wasn't able to happen so he called into question a lot of the motives on the part of the f.b.i. and possibly using him as an emotional tool to lure his son out from from essentially his hiding spot at the airport. all of these things in france right there and there with mounting public skepticism about u.s. security methods the director of national intelligence has declassified several top secret documents detailing data collection and the discussion about surveillance tactics meanwhile taking center stage on capitol hill lawmakers questioning the efficiency of such wide scale operations more on this now to washington and artie's liz wahl. well the league's byard where it's noted have led to
a renewed national debate on government spying and privacy rights the revelations of the leaks prompted the senate judiciary committee to hold a hearing on fight the foreign intelligence surveillance act that allows the government program to happen now f.b.i. and n.s.a. officials are in damage control mode the eleven judges on the far as a court are far from a rubber stamp instead they review all of our pleadings thoroughly question us and they don't approve an order until they are satisfied that we have met all statutory and constitutional requirements in an effort to appear more transparent director of national security james clapper has just released some documents from two thousand and nine to two thousand and eleven that were previously classified but many civil rights and privacy advocates remain troubled by how broad the government surveillance program is and worry about the ability of the government to track innocent citizens at the senate hearing government officials discuss the possibility of changing the place
a process to make it more transparent another sign that the leaks are making waves is happening over in las vegas at the annual def con hacker conference although it happens every year this year and i say security agency director keith alexander was the keynote speaker and we're hearing the participants of the event were to say the least not happy basically the general today admitted to doing everything they can possibly get. was exceptional use citizens talking amongst each as it would for the rest of it will it really makes no difference whatsoever proving that there's tension between the government and the computer hacking community but it's clear for the obama administration cybersecurity is now a priority and washington liz wall. and another whistleblower who pursued edward snowden is now waiting to see how long of a person he'll be getting of the latest on the sentencing of. bradley manning on
the witness testimonies during those proceedings it's all being lifted up for you by the hour on our website r.t. dot com. the meantime on the program at today's the day after which e.u. leaders pledged to themselves to take a decision on arming the syrian rebels this unofficial deadline was set back in may when e.u. ministers led by britain and france agreed to end their arms embargo however since then they seem to have had a bit of a change of heart regarding weapons supplies to the syrian opposition the main concern now that of extremism there are also fears of a potential terror a backflow with more foreigners now fighting in syria with many coming from e u states a french official says this flow is unprecedented during the nine years of the afghan conflict only fifty she hardass were identified as seeping into a back country while in syria in one year alone more than one hundred left france to fight against president assad well experts say most of the westerners are self
radicalized and join the terrorist ranks of al qaeda and the al nusra front of the total number of europeans now fighting in syria estimated up to six hundred though officials think it's much higher than that france's interior minister recently called the threat quote a ticking time bomb so artie's testor are sillier now falls a report on why the e.u. could actually be wary of arming the rebels. while the u.k. arm the syrian rebels would not that's a question that's been answered a number of different ways it's a conflict began a mostly in varying degrees of right but ultimately always sending signals of support for the opposition it will be moved political troops in less the opposition is able to withstand the onslaught and put pressure on assad so he knows there is no military victory so we will also increase our efforts to support and to shape the moderate opposition we propose to a man arms embargo. we must ensure that these arms go to
the syrian national coalition and to no one else to one half years on syria continues to pay the delicate complex picture a battleground constantly shifting as it is with western leaders rhetoric in american twelve hour meeting in may the need is agreed to disagree on syria with the u.k. and france successfully getting their way even though they were at odds with the twenty five other member states the european union has agreed to bring to an end the arms embargo and only syrian opposition this is the outcome of the united kingdom it wanted rhetoric in the middest sense of the need up to the libyan intervention also led by the same players it's remarkable there you go they could simply try and override the experience of libya because as a recent report said libya is no supermarket for the entirety of the of the middle east and if they were to go into syria that would be true to the power of attorney
on august first the e.u. countries can reassess their positions on syria and those who wish to arm the rebels may do so but as that day drew closer hesitation grew louder with david cameron acknowledging that there are quote unquote a lot of bad guys amongst the rebels recent reports from syria show all kind of affiliated groups wanting to establish an islamic caliphate and dissolution rebels and defecting back to the government side before the the war in afghanistan and before the attack on iraq there was no al qaida in iraq there was no al qaida in yemen there was no al-qaeda in somalia there was no al qaida in syria but there is not an idea that's not lost on the british prime minister there's too much extremism among some of the rebels but frankly we do need to do more to help promote those parts of the opposition that want a free purchased a democratic syria and so we're not being the rebels this are cilia r t london.
thanks for joining us here today and al-qaeda linked group in syria has taken around two hundred civilians hostage off the clash using two villages in the east of the country on tuesday the main kurdish militia called for a battle against the. leader was killed in clashes between the radical islamists let's get more on this now from. joining us live here on the program a big reno the details so far bring us up to speed with. yes of course well we don't know exactly to minute details at this point but we do know that this region and surrounding northern aleppo has been increasingly coming into a sort of mayhem because kurds have been battling the radical islamists who have been in the area we do know that. the militants have attacked two villages and took around two hundred people hostage. and this
comes just a day after the kurdish militia. asked for tonight in five in the radicals who have been present in the region ever since the people in syria began a couple of years ago and considering the fact that this is that northern syria bordering turkey the entire kurdish situation really was kind of on. the current situation really was not exactly what you would call peaceful and it seems to be only getting worse with increasing fighting brought about by the rebel groups that are in the area which are supported by al qaida. which is a really good thank you. now most hours ahead of you here and including that of the greek bailout burning a hole in european pockets we gauge the mood of german taxpayers obliged to chip into the greek rescue package as it emerges athens is facing another billion euro financial coming your way in just a few minutes. there
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mobile device you can watch your t.v. anytime anywhere. thank you for joining us here on. starting today russian websites with content that infringes on copyrights could be shut down piracy law has put an end to years of uncontrolled piracy all of the critics claim it's opening the doors to censorship several websites have stopped working today in protest against the new regulations so are. now taking a closer look at the laws comparing them to those used by all the other governments all around the. despite that statistic some piracy in russia has improved over the last decade dropping from ninety three percent in two thousand and one to
a little more than sixty percent last year it is still a huge problem and it is rated among the top five countries in the world in terms of piracy let me demonstrate what you can do on the russian web for instance you want to watch a freshly released movie but you don't want to pay for it then you go to one of the famous social network websites and russia find the movie you want which is always a applauded by the users. and. there you have it credit to the owners of an administration of the website they're trying to fight this problem they're blocking the users uploading the illegal content but with fifty million users and even more than that registered for this website alone it is an uphill task something the new legislation is about to mend from now on if any website is having illegal content on it then it will be reported to a special governing body a watchdog body called who will then tell the website owner to remove this content within seventy two hours if the person refuses to do that then his web site will be
shut down will be suspended until the trial in court it will be then decided whether the person is innocent whether his conduct is legal and he may relaunch the site or the site will be shut down for good now this law even before it became a reality even before it passed the russian parliament caused the fury online and even some minor street protests with people believing that this will lead to censorship on the web this will lead to blocking of websites only on suspicion of having illegal content so some people believe that this new law will significantly suppress freedoms online and lead to online prosecution which is not quite the case if you read into this law but now let's compare how other countries worldwide are fighting the very same problem with piracy in two thousand and nine france passed the so-called dopey law which stipulates that anyone violating danton distribution rules is given to warnings on e-mails before the internet service provider is forced to cut off the use the internet access if the corporate persists he risks
a fine of up to three hundred thousand euros or prison time of up to three years the most liberal anti-piracy lloyd is believed to be in the netherlands torrent websites are technically outlawed but still downloading counted for noncommercial use is not illegal uploading it means breaking the law and possible prosecution japan adopted its anti-piracy law last year and it was immediately branded as draconian quite understandably some may say because. violating it would lend you a fine of one million yen that's roughly ten thousand dollars and a two year prison term often violated punished with both it's worth mentioning that none of the above mentioned countries have registered an increase in purchases of legal content since adopting these laws how the new legislation works in russia which stands in between not only geographically but in terms of the law strictness but has a far more serious piracy issue will become clear very soon meanwhile on the website right now at r.t. dot com four million bucks that's what if you are a student gets the cops forget about him in a jail cell for five days without food or water. also you got to like
an uprising where yet another top activist has been arrested and the rest of the world's top headlines are just a click away at r.t. dot com. right. first street. and i would think that your. orders. from moscow is r.t. and just days after paying another bailout loan to greece the international lenders have found out that athens is going to need billions more the i.m.f. says the debt riddled greek economy is facing an additional financial shortfall of
nearly eleven billion euros over just the next two years and that's really bad news for german taxpayers who was part of the euro zone strongest member bear a large burden of the greek rescue report with artie's peter one of. germany's politicians are being accused of keeping the country's taxpayers in the dark when it comes to just how much they going to be asked to fork out trying to get greece back on its feet financially the international monetary fund is highlighted in almost eleven billion euro black hole in the plan to try and get greece greece's economy back working it also highlighted the need for the writing off of of many loans that have been given to the mediterranean country now all of this comes against the backdrop of the german finance minister being in athens talks there in amongst they will be giving a one hundred million euro gift to the greece to greek people this is
a one hundred million euro beef that supposed to help the development of. small businesses in the country not new in the news that they are well almost eleven billion euro short of what's going to be needed for fiscal renewal well that's not going to come is great news to the greek people or to the german people who are going to of course be voting in a general election in september they're going to be told that most of their taxes are going to be going to their neighbors in the south. is almost assured that she will get the money that it's required however the german people that will be giving it that money best pleased about having to do it i think. will still manage to convince people without any proper explanation they would just trust her i don't think that's a good thing because we forget about one of the paramount principle softer more prosy people controlling the budget but unfortunately i think this will happen i'm
sick and tired of this you know my money to pay the taxes are paid to go to greece those guys the retired fortune off to pay for it i'm absolutely tired of it it shouldn't happen this report from the i.m.f. also. goes to show that some of the more positive signs regarding greece that we've seen in recent times like the leveling off of unemployment think is really telling the whole story that they still an awful lot of work that needs to be done before greece can officially say that it's on the comeback trail when it comes to its finances. and as the choking economies around the world are struggling to get back on track the lesson to be learned is to get rid of big banks who are losing and leaching the world's financial system of course max keiser and stacy herbert that's the take as usual a sneak peek now of the full kaiser report coming your way at her sixteen thirty pm . we're talking. tapeworms they burrow into the system and in the
case of jamie diamond or lloyd blankfein or warren buffett they leads out vital nutrients and they kill the host some parasites are vital in the gut as part of the ecosystem of one's intestines when these parasites grow to these enormous sizes whether it's a six inch long taper in your brain that has to be pulled out through your nose as i believe the doctors in china did or they went in there what they surgical equipment or a sixty foot long anaconda tape worm like jamie diamond who's lodged up to a strange thing of america's financial system leeching out the vital nutrients or in this case can leave in the economy in places like detroit to dive. all right into the arty world update starting with egypt where backers of the ousted egyptian president mohamed morsi they now say they expect a massacre after choosing to ignore the ban on cairo citizens police have been ordered to put an end to the protests with the military back both already calling
them a threat to national security and the country remains on the brink of chaos with clashes over the weekend leaving at least seventeen dead. and anti-government protesters captured a city council building in rio de janeiro in the past twenty four hours they were rapidly dislodged though by police armed with stun guns and tear gas clashes then breaking out in the streets the protests started back in june over a simple bus fare hike but it rapidly snowballed into a nationwide anger over that of government corruption. or thanks so much of. any thoughts here on our. skepticism is there any hope that's up next.
remember we talked about clothing for regular folks like you and me that can make you invisible drones well freedom fashions as i like to call them are continuing to expand although the fact that our drones infrared eyes are very scary the more common street cameras are way more likely to want to average day violate your privacy and thus they invented the justice cap this hat blocks your face with the lights from face recognition software all the camera will see is an anonymous glowing ghost i personally haven't tested this thing out nor have i seen it with my own eyes and wearing three aaa batteries on your head at all times does seem like a bit of a bother but hey if you really want to be left alone and you're willing to throw down a few dollars this looks like a pretty good fashion statement to me the sad thing is that this sort of invention shouldn't need to exist people should have to live with the constant fear of unlawful consent less observation but sadly they do so inventors keep the freedom fashions coming but that's just my opinion.
home of welcome to worlds apart your skepticism is a popular move in britain these days with critics of the european integration adamant about big need to preserve financial and political independence it all sometimes the very same critics see little problems with the u.k. essentially surrendering its entire foreign policy in the united states why keep
your neighbors that arm's length poorly emigres the imperatives of a distant valley to discuss that i'm now joined by. a member of the european parliament for britain mr hannan thank you very much for your time i understand that there are probably many points in my introduction that you would like to contest so let's take them one by one starting with the euro skepticism you have long been the strong opponent of the european integration what is so disagreeable to you about the european union well the difference between the united states and the european union the united states is trying to pass our domestic laws for us it isn't democracy it isn't intervening essentially offense for us the european union sees virtually all aspects of policy as within its sphere of jurisdiction why you know what's the problem with the two arguments one is economic europe is the only continent in the world that is in economic decline the other one
is a political one we want to be able to hire. the people. and here in the european parliament we've lost that right ok i let us focus on the economic side for a few moments it is true that the significance for britain as a trading partner has been on the decline but obviously it's not maggie legible and the european union still remains the favorite destination for many of the u.k. aspirants and in particular for those products that are produced by small and medium sized businesses who cannot afford to these. their representative still china india and other countries now since you are a very strong supporter of localism i wonder why would you advocate something that is actually against the interest of many of the local businesses it's really not it's not against which for businesses they have all of the compliance costs they have all of the regulation without.